Trekking to Ala Kul Lake - Best of Tian Shan Mountains

No words to explain feelings…Get this memorable trekking experience with the magnificent scenery of alpine lake Ala Kul one of the most picturesque lakes of Central Asia. Enjoy the panoramic views of craggy peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Porters to carry luggage
    • English speaking guide
    • Equipment: Tent, mat, stove, gas, cooking gears
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping bags
    • Health insurance
    • Bottled water
    • Other services out of program

  • Day 1: Hiking to Sirota Campsite

    Pass By: Karakol, Karakol, Issyk Kul Province
    Trekking distance/time: 11km / 6 hours, Ascent: 600 meters, Accommodation: tents

    Transfer from Karakol city to the starting point through lush Karakol Valley with gushing rivers along. Hike in this serene environment up to the flat and huge Sirota Campsite standing at 3000 meters. Spot grazing herd of horses beautifying nature. Arrival and lunch. After lunch, take a walk around the area and relax in this solitude area surrounded by spruce trees.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent

    Day 2: Ala Kul Lake to Keldyke Valley over Ala Kul Pass

    Pass By: Ala Kul Lake, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    Trekking distance/time: 9 km, 7 hours, Ascent: +850m

    This day challenges you with strenuous walking through screws and boulders before you get to the lake, 3 hours. After few hours of demanding ascent, be rewarded with the jewel of lakes Ala Kul standing at 3500 meters and fed by glaciers around. The view of this turquoise alpine lake takes your breath away. Lunch on the shore of the lake. After lunch, we head on to Ala Kul Pass standing at 3950 meters. Craggy and glaciated peaks of Terskey Ala-Too open on top of the pass. Give time to gaze at these towering peaks of great Tian Shan Range. Descend the steep path towards the campsite at beautiful Keldyke Valley at (3200m).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a tent

    Day 3: To Altyn Arashan Valley and Hot Springs

    Pass By: Altyn Arashan, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    Trekking distance/time: 11 km, 4 hours, Ascent: – 750m,
    After breakfast, we head on to our yurt camp along lush green pastures and gently flowing rivers of Altyn Arashan Valley, 3-4 hours. At some point, you will cross one of the streams, but the level is low. Arrival at our yurt camp standing at 2450 m. In fact, Altyn-Arashan means ‘Golden Spa’ and this valley is famous for its hot sulfur springs. We take a bath in hot spring pools after three long days of hiking to relieve muscle pains.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a yurt camp

    Day 4: To Ak Suu village – Karakol City

    Pass By: Karakol, Karakol, Issyk Kul Province
    Trekking distance/time: 10 km / 4 hours, Descent: – 450m,

    We take a hike around the area to visit wild springs before leaving the campsite at lunchtime. You will never be able to forget the sight of the snow on Peak Palatka at 5260 m or “Swallow’s Nest Pool”, nestling beneath the open sky. Afternoon, we hike to Ak Suu village (4 hours) where we will be picked up by our driver to get to Karakol city (30 minutes). Trail goes most of the time along a beautiful river gushing through the valley. Accommodation at your hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: The hotel in Karakol is not included.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from all the hotels within Karakol city
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/20/2020 - 11/16/2021
    Monday:09:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Tuesday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Wednesday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Thursday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Friday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Saturday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Sunday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    6/20/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Visit Alay - Travel Company

Activity ID: V-120920P3

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